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Undergraduate Certificate in General Business/Commerce

1,629 Yearly Graduations
$30,050 Median Salary
$13,224 Median Debt
This degree is more popular with female students, and about 44% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.7% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 1,629 students earned their undergraduate certificate in general business. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in general business at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 26,316
Associate’s Degree 17,273
Master’s Degree 9,606
Basic Certificate 2,788
Undergraduate Certificate 1,629
Graduate Certificate 552
Doctor’s Degree 249

Earnings of General Business Majors With Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in general business is $30,050. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $23,125 and the high is $45,900.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in general business is $13,224. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $20,368 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,154.


The median monthly payment of a general business graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $138.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in general business. About 53.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 761
Women 868
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in General Business

The racial-ethnic distribution of general business undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 67
Black or African American 156
Hispanic or Latino 442
White 814
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 123
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Business Undergraduate Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to general business that offer undergraduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 6,578
Accounting 4,976
Business Support & Assistance 4,932
Hospitality Management 1,155
Marketing 641


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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